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MOHONGO side-wheel gunboats (1865-1866)

Monocacy 1900

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
  Ashuelot Donald McKay, Boston 1863 12/7/1865 4/4/1866 wrecked 18/2/1883
  Mohongo Secor, Jersey City 1863 9/7/1864 23/5/1865 sold 11/1870
  Monocacy Denmead, Baltimore 1863 14/12/1864 1866 sold 6/1903
  Muscoota Continental Iron Wks, New York 1863 1864 5/1/1865 sold 1869
  Shamokin Reany, Son & Archbold, Chester 1863 1864 17/10/1865 sold 1869
  Suwanee Reany, Son & Archbold, Chester 1863 13/3/1864 23/1/1865 wrecked 9/7/1868
  Winnepec Harrison Loring, Boston 1863 20/8/1864 1865 sold 1869

 

Displacement normal, t

1370

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

77.7 wl

Breadth, m

10.7

Draught, m

2.74 mean

No of shafts

side-wheels

Machinery

HDA, 2 horizontal tubular boilers

Power, h. p.

850

Max speed, kts

11 - 12

Fuel, t

coal 224
Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

4 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 2 x 1 - 163/22 Parrott RML, 2 x 1 - 148/12 24pdr Dahlgren howitzers, 2 x 1 - 93/22 20pdr Parrott RML

Complement

159 - 190

   

Ship project history: 'Double-enders' contracted for in June-July 1863. As with the wooden-hulled gunboats of this type, the Mohongo class were schooner-rigged, of very full section and were reported unsatisfactory at sea, though Ashuelot accompanied Miantonomoh to Europe and then proceeded to the Far East, and Mohongo navigated the Straits of Magellan in a severe gale.

Modernizations: 1887, Monocacy: was armed with 4 x 1 - 203/14 Dahlgren SB, 2 x 1 - 135/21 60pdr Parrott RML, 8 smaller guns

Naval service: Ashuelot was lost 18/2/1833 on the Lamock rocks near Swatow, and Suwanee 9/7/1868 in Shadwell Passage, Queen Charlotte Sound, British Columbia. Monocacy, the last survivor of a class already obsolescent as paddle warships when laid down, took part in the Korean troubles of 1871 and the Chinese 'Yi Ho Tuan' rebellion of 1900.

Ivan Gogin, 2014